electrophoresis

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elec·tro·pho·re·sis

noun \-trə-fə-ˈrē-səs\

Definition of ELECTROPHORESIS

:  the movement of suspended particles through a medium (as paper or gel) under the action of an electromotive force applied to electrodes in contact with the suspension
elec·tro·pho·rese \-ˈrēs, -ˈrēz\ transitive verb
elec·tro·pho·ret·ic \-ˈre-tik\ adjective
elec·tro·pho·ret·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ELECTROPHORESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1911

elec·tro·pho·re·sis

noun \-trə-fə-ˈrē-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural elec·tro·pho·re·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ELECTROPHORESIS

: the movement of suspended particles through a fluid or gel under the action of an electromotive force applied to electrodes in contact with the suspension—called also cataphoresis
elec·tro·pho·ret·ic \-ˈret-ik\ adjective
elec·tro·pho·ret·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

electrophoresis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Movement of electrically charged particles in a fluid under the influence of an electric field. The particles migrate toward the electrode of the opposite electric charge, often on a gel-coated slab or plate, sometimes in a fluid flowing down a paper. Originated about 1930 by Arne Tiselius (1902–1971) as a technique for analysis, electrophoresis is used to analyze and separate colloids (e.g., proteins) or deposit coatings.

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